First signed limited edition of A.B. Guthrie's The Big Sky
The Big Sky.
Item Number: 96593
New York: William Sloane Associates, 1947.
First signed limited edition of A.B. Guthrie’s first Western novel. Octavo, original cloth, cartographic title page. One of 500 advance review copies signed by the author, this is number 251. Near fine in a near fine first issue dust jacket within a very good numbered advance review copy jacket.
The first of six novels in Guthrie's Western sequence, The Big Sky deals with the development of Montana from 1830 through the cattle empire of the 1880s to the near present. The first three books in the six story sequence - The Big Sky, The Way West, and Fair Land, Fair Land are in themselves a complete trilogy, starting in the 1830s and ending in the 1870s.